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Have You Heard Of Any Unique Or Increased Precautions For Those Going Through Breast Cancer Treatment In This World Of Coronovirus?

Have You Heard Of Any Unique Or Increased Precautions For Those Going Through Breast Cancer Treatment In This World Of Coronovirus?

Given some of our heightened awareness of COVID-19 (Coronavirus), has your oncologist or other provider made any suggestions or share precautions for your health?

A MyBCTeam Member said:

PS Before this Coronavirus crisis began, I asked my oncologist whether I was considered to have a compromised immune system because I'd had breast cancer -- in terms of whether I needed pneumonia shots, etc. And she said no. I had surgery and am on an AI, but no radiation or chemo. So, I thought I'd share that for other women in a similar situation.

edited, originally posted about 1 month ago
A MyBCTeam Member said:

This suggestion isn't from a provider, but here is what the CDC advises in terms of the Coronavirus for people at higher risk. That must include women going through chemo since that weakens one's immune system. I don't know about radiation. Also, today the State Department advised against cruises, particularly for those w/ underlying health conditions.
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/speci...
https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/inte...

posted about 1 month ago
A MyBCTeam Member said:

I was told to cancel any out of town visitors for the time being. I start Chemo in next week or so...Oncologist were concerned about incubation period and don't want symptoms to pop up after chemo begins. Pretty much asked that I stay home other than appointments, my daughter can stay in private daycare since they are open/following strict health guidelines. My husband does very little outings to stores etc...

posted 21 days ago
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